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What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)


- Brush: Yaqi Barberpole 30mm synth
- Razor: Razorock Hawk v3
- Blade: Schick Proline (3)
- Soap: Chiseled Face Summer Storm
- Aftershave: WK Tempest
- Post Shave: Thayers Rose, Hyaluronic Acid

Quick 2 pass shave today.

The Yaqi was better than I remembered as was Summer Storm. The Hawk v3 is a nice SE razor but I much prefer the stainless v3.


Another Kai shave, another good shave:


Brush: RR Tricolore -- good as always.
Lather: Stirling Spice -- really nice "earthy" scent to me...
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild (2) -- I think I might be a "Kai guy" -- their DE blades, ProTouch, and Titan Milds are all treating me great. I also have a Captain Original sample to try.
Razor: Blackland Vector SB -- a shallow angle and a dialed-in three pass shave with my beard map worked out . . . efficient, comfortable, predictable, enjoyable.
Splash: Old Spice Classic -- new to me as of yesterday; I like it! It's nice to match the soap.
Balm: Nivea Cooling -- more hydration? Why not.

Results: standard for the Vector, and very good: DFS on mustache and chin; BBS everywhere else. A little closer than yesterday, as I did do some ATG buffing on the chin. A couple small dots of blood appeared there. Happy shaves, all!

Rating: 9/10
Razor:1947 milord
Brush: cheap synthetic 1
Preshave: olive oil and coconut oil 50/50 mix
Shaving cream: proraso white
Post shave: same as the preshave

I have wicked sensitive skin and the home made pre/post worked a treat!!! The razor just glided effortlessly...i rate it a fair 9/10😁


My Tuesday Morning Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Two and half pass shave: WTG​
Razor: Gillette 1947-51 Super Speed​
Blade: KAI Stainless Steel (1)​
Pre-Shave: Proraso Blue Cream, Aloe & Vitamin E​
Brush: Elite Razor Spalted (‘rotten wood‘) Maple- Full Moon Synthetic 26mm​
Soap: Colonel Conk Natural Shave Cream Rio Grande Lavender​
Facial Toner: Thayers Alcohol-Free Original Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Aloe Vera Formula​
Aftershave: Proraso Blue Alcohol Free Aftershave Balm, Aloe and Vitamin E​
10/10 DFS! No nicks! A very close shave!
Pre: Hot bath & Stirling Barbershop Pre-shave Oil
Soap: The Artisan Soap Shoppe Lime Mint w/ menthol ground in
Brush: Yaqi Rainbow 26mm brown synth
Bowl: Suribachi
Razor: RazoRock Hawk v3 w/ Schick Proline P-30 blade (1)
Post: Thayers WH
Post: Clubman Pinaud Reserve Tequila Tease AS
Post: Pacific Shaving Caffeinated AS Lotion
Other: Al Haramain L’Aventure Knight EDP

Rating: 8.5 - A very good shave for my first experience with an Artist Club SE.

Razor: Timeless .95 Titanium Scalloped
Blade: Laser Ultra (3)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl (Heavyweight)
Brush: Grizzly Bay “Empress” with 26mm V10 Fanchurian (Bulb)
Soap and Aftershave: Noble Otter Rawr
Rating: 9.5 / 10

Great shave today, DFS with no cuts or irritation. Had one weeper on my lip and missed a small spot under my jaw, no biggie. Third and final shave with the Laser Ultra, was a mid tier blade for me.



Even more clueless than you


PrePAA Cube 2.0 USA 🇺🇸
SoapSquadron Soap Group Captains Blend, Australia
BrushBilly Goat Brushworks G6 Badger Synthesis, Australia 🇦🇺
RazorWolfman WR1.74, Canada 🇨🇦
BladeFeather, Japan
AftershaveProraso Alum, Italy 🇮🇹, Proraso Balm, Italy 🇮🇹
FragrancePenhaligon’s Halfati Leather, UK 🇬🇧
Razor: GEM 1912, chrome (nickel?) plated with the hexagonal(?) handle; circa 1928?
Blade: GEM by Personna SS PTFE (4)
Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T3 synthetic
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Rating: 9.9

Today's great GEM shave on < two days of growth. BBS after WTG/XTG/ATG passes. No nicks, but some burning under the nose on the ATG pass, like my last couple shaves with DEs. I'll try a different soap next time and see if it helps.


Brush: Elite Razor 26mm Manchurian White, I have adjusted the loft and given it more backbone now it is a wonderful brush

Blade: Wizamet SI (3)

Soap: Ethos Lavender what an incredible soap 4 passes all thick and slick, great soft face feel afterwards, Lavender is my favorite of the Ethos brands

Razor: Timeless Ti Sb .95

Post Shave: Ethos Unscented skin food, Cubebe aftershave

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Cream MacaRoot & Aloe
Brush Yaqi 24mm Aqua Tuxedo
Razor RazoRock GC.84-P SB
Blade Bluebird Platinum 1st
Post & Aftershaves Stirling Witchhazel MitA + Hyaluronic + MacaRoot Aloe Gel
Awesome quality from the cream. Pleasant scent, very easy to create a creamy and super slick lather...
Shave with razor paired with this favorite blade was awesome as well. So smooth and comfortable for 3passes without any issues for a mostly bbs glass feel finish. Cooling aftershaves were excellent on this oven-hot day as I will be working directly under the sun for most of the day...Rating 10/10!!
Prep : Room Temperature Water Splashes + Pears Glycerin Face Wash
Razor: Gillette NEW LC
Blade: Gillette 7O'Clock Black Indian (D4)
Brush: Omega 31064 Boar
Soap : Tabac
Aftershave: Alum Block + Cold Water Rinse + Old Spice Original AS Lotion
Rating : 9.85/10 :pipe:

Close and silky smooth BBS in 3 passes ! :001_wub:
Soap/Cream: Palmolive stick
Brush: Mühle Silvertip fibre M
Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock SE (5th)
Post: warm rinse; Ladrôme witchhazel + alum
AS: cold rinse; Pitralon Classic.
Lukewarm shower: La Maison de Savon de Marseille 'Masculin'

Two passes (WTG/ATG), excellent process and excellent end result. Smoothest shave ever, totally BBS without any irritation, red dots or whatever.

10/10 for me
Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89 Head on a
Weber Bulldog 3" Handle,
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2)
Brush: Semogue 830, 23mm

Soap: Huntlee Master Lather,Sweet Tobacco,
Small dollop of coconut oil

Post: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel,
PAA Awesome Sauce (PAA's take on Proraso green w/more menthol)

First pass was not very good. I had trouble getting a good lather. For the 2nd pass I rinsed the first lather away and started over without coconut oil. It went much better. Maybe coconut oil belongs in the kitchen after all. 2nd and 3rd passes were much better. I still ended with a great, smooth finish. Near BBS.

8.5 because of first pass.
Have a great day everyone

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